From what they should wear and where they can stay to where they can go for old books, to eat or just hang out, a rope of makeshift kiosks answered queries on these and more from students as the Hindustan Times ‘Fresher’s Camp’ kicked off on Wednesday.
For those there to have a nice time, there was a dance floor to be hit and a DJ at hand to play on-demand music. Diksha, an English Honours student from Ramjas College, showed up with a group of friends after the day’s classes. “Some of my friends came with queries on paying-guest accommodation, while I came to have a good time,” she said. Providing information as critical as add-on courses available and as rudimentary as the correct rickshaw fare from Daulat Ram College to Kamala Nagar Market, the camp is a one-stop shop for all newcomers who feel lost.
Take your pick: comfort-seekers should take the Metro while those looking to interact with other students on their way to college should opt for the DU Specials.
“Most students coming here with commuting problems live in South Delhi. Their main query is ‘which one of the two, the Metro or DU special buses, is a better option’,” said Joseph.
The solution: comfort seekers should take the Metro while those looking to interact with other students on their way should opt for the DU Special. “While I was finding out about the cool eating joints and hang-outs around the university, my friend showed off some of her moves on the dance floor and received a prize from the organisers,” said Jyoti Iyer, a Sociology student.